Harrogate is located in North Yorkshire. Well known as a Victorian spa town, Harrogate is a popular holiday getaway. Some of the more popular attractions in Harrogate include Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate Spa Water and Betty's tea rooms. Each year many convention goers flock to the town. There are many fine restaurants as well as hotels located throughout the city. Summer is the most popular time to visit, which means if you are planning a visit, you should book accommodations well in advance. In 2005 and 2006 Harrogate was voted as one of the best places to live in the UK.
Harrogate is a large spa town located in North Yorkshire and can trace its roots back to the seventeenth century. Like many other spa towns, the spa water was thought to have offered health benefits and people came from miles around to be cured by the water. The buildings and parks that were developed at this time form part of the town's attraction to modern tourists. Harrogate is also a major conference centre in the UK and regularly hosts conferences and exhibitions, which means that if you plan to visit Harrogate during one of the more popular events, you should book your hotel room in plenty of time.
The main conference venue is the Harrogate International Centre, which hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1982. The venue is the third largest of its kind in the UK and the largest auditorium seats up to 2,000 people.
Harrogate has a variety of parks and gardens within its boundaries. The Stray covers two hundred acres of parkland in the centre of the town and its size was fixed by an act of Parliament in 1778. Further out from the town are Harlow Carr gardens, which are one of just four public gardens owned by the Royal Horticultural Society. The gardens have many different marked walks and also feature an arboretum.
Central Harrogate is the area that will keep shoppers occupied. There are lots of specialist shops to explore as well as all the usual chain stores. There are a number of boutiques offering designer fashion and other delights. You can also rest your feet at a large number of coffee shops, pubs, bars and restaurants.